Sarah completed a community project with Fitzroy Legal Service and Digital Rights Watch as part of her Law and Business degree.
The project informed activists about their privacy rights in the digital world.
'This subject was unlike anything I had done previously in my degree. It gave the opportunity to research really interesting areas of law and technology, and to have my work published.'
Real-world work experience
Virtual work placements have been a feature of our degrees for many years.
In 2020, more employers stepped up to provide work-from-home opportunities to our students. Employers connect via Zoom meetings and students undertake research and drafting online.
Putting theory into practice
As part of Keesha’s Justice degree she completed a work placement with the Fraud Integrity Unit at Suncorp.
Keesha says that doing the placement has given her a better understanding of financial crime and opened a career pathway to her current position.
Work integrated learning
Professor Amanda Kennedy explores the different ways you can gain real-world experience while you study, through:
- legal clinic
- international legal placement, and
- legal research Capstone unit.
As part of her degree, Maddie Depace attended LawRight in the Brisbane Courts, preparing client summaries for volunteer lawyers.
'All the skills that we've learned here are super-transferrable to the workforce. Drafting advice especially; that's been great preparation for going into practice.'